Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy

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An Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Pediatric Behavioral Health Medication Initiative Workgroup’s Interventions on Medication Prescribing in a Population of Medicaid Patients

Our researchers performed a retrospective evaluation of the multidisciplinary therapeutic class management workgroup that conducted telephonic prescriber outreach in Massachusetts as part of the Massachusetts Medicaid Pharmacy Program's Pediatric Behavioral Health Medication Initiative. The initiative,  aims to prevent concerning

behavioral health medication polypharmacy regimes.

Overview of Comprehensive Hepatitis C Virus Medication Management in a State Medicaid Program

Breakthrough direct-acting antivirals set a new standard in the management of hepatitis C virus (HCV) with regard to cure rates and improved tolerability, but cost is a challenge. We designed and implemented a comprehensive HCV medication management program that helped one state Medicaid program avoid nearly $3.8 million in costs while ensuring members have access to clinically appropriate regimens.

Proceedings of the AMCP Partnership Forum: Breaking the Link Between Pain Management and Opioid Use Disorder

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) convened a meeting in September 2014 of multiple stakeholders to recommend activities and programs that AMCP can promote to improve pain management, prevent opioid use disorder, improve medication-assisted treatment outcomes. The Office of Clinical Affairs' Paul Jeffrey helped organize the forum.